When Little E was about 10 months old, she attended her very first trial class at the former Gymnademics. Back then, she was still a crawler, hence, through the phone interview, we were advised to let her try the Crucero (for 9 to 18 month olds) class.
During the trial class, we realised Little E was the only crawler there! the other children were already walking, some running! Little E was the youngest among them, while the other children were about 16 months old in average.
Gymnademics was an enrichment centre that uses the Glenn Doman flashcards program. In fact, it was the only enrichment centre in Singapore affiliated with the Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential (IAHP). The curriculum aims to provide a holistic approach towards early childhood development, comprising of a series of physical and intellectual activities specially designed to help our little ones (5 months to 5 years old) enjoy the process of learning through discovery.
At the end of the trial, although Little E had great fun learning through playing and observing, we did not sign up immediately because we felt Little E was probably too young and not as mobile yet. However, seeing that Little E could learn so much through play, we kept Gymnademics in mind till she was more ready for enrichment classes such as this.
Fast forward to 4 months later when she was about 14 months old, she has progressed from a crawler to a walker. Within those 4 months, we also tried another enrichment centre known as “KindyROO” located in Alexandra Retail Centre. After attending 3 trial classes there, we concluded that the programs and sessions offered in Gymnademics are more substantial and all-rounded compared to KindyROO. Hence, we went back to Gymnademics and signed up a package of 11 classes.
During our term with Gymnademics, they have changed their name to Sparkanauts, while keeping everything else the same. Throughout the term, we have seen great improvements in Little E’s attention span, her focusing ability, her physical strength and also discovered her inclination to music. We also believe the classes are a time for the parent and child to bond and learn together.
Little E’s term is coming to an end soon, and we will be starting a new term with Sparkanauts. Keep your eyes peeled for Little E’s progress and further blogposts on the classes conducted at Sparkanauts! We will also be hosting a contest for our readers to give away two Sparkanauts trial class passes worth $58 each. So do check back on our blog soon!
*Sparkanauts will be attending the Smart Kids Asia (World’s Largest Educational Kids’ Fair) exhibition at Singapore Expo Hall 5 (Booth G02) from 20-22 March 2015. During the exhibition, Sparkanauts will be conducting free preview classes! Parents will also get the opportunity to learn more about their brain stimulation programme and some of the activities you can do with your children at home!
Moreover, parents who reserve a slot via their Facebook event page will be given a welcome door gift! The welcome gift is for the free preview class with prior booking only.
So hurry, hop over to their FB event page via the link below: https://www.facebook.com/events/1404195559892702
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Update on 27 March 2015: For our latest post on Sparkanauts, please click on the shortlink below: